I was asked to train people who were at that moment unemployed. Work was one of the most important topics for them.
I wrote 6 Needs that I connect to work on a sheet (a selection of the words above) and asked them to order these needs. The result was a deep understanding of what they wanted to find when it comes to work. Because they started the discussion with needs, the two words they added were what I consider to be needs too.
|What do you need? What do you "really" need?
This is probably one of the most important questions asked by coaches, therapist,
mediators and anyone who is interested in the well-being of others. The first
answers you will often hear are:
These and 8 more other topics are what we call 'strong strategies'. They are so strong that many consider them 'needs'. On 3 others cards you'll find three Challenging Times. At the Beginning (birth) of life, relationship, idea, project, etc. some needs might be asking for more attention than in 'normal' moments of our life. The same goes for times of Crisis (sickness and stress) and End (death and loss). On the Backside of each card you can find a list of universal needs that might be connected to this strategy or challenging time. These suggestions can support you to go one or even several steps deeper in finding the 'right' words to find what people really want.
|When I first showed the picture above many people told me 'sex' is a 'need'. Many NVC-trainers including Marshall Rosenberg put in on their list of needs. I believe it can be both. In the Flower of Needs you will find it as one of the 'physical needs'. Feel free to use it as a 'need' if that works for you or the people you work with. The words on the backside work can be used to get a deeper understanding in both cases.|
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